Kristen Vargason

Senior Associate Director Transfer


  • BA: English Alfred University, 1996
  • MSE: Counseling & Guidance Services Clemson University, 1998


Kristen was born and raised in Alfred.  Much of her childhood was spent on campus- hanging out in her dad's office in the Science Center, visiting her mom at Herrick Library, spending summer evenings sitting on the lawn listening to the carillon and playing in Kanakadea Creek.  As a student majoring in English at AU, it was her summer job working in the admissions office and as a tour guide that sparked her interest to work in higher education.

After graduating from AU, Kristen attended graduate school at Clemson University before spending 7 years working in student activities, first at Clarke University and then at Springfield College.  

Kristen joined the admissions office at Alfred University in August of 2005 and currently works with students interested in transferring to AU.

Thank you for taking time to learn more about Alfred University!  As you navigate through your college search, I encourage you to take time to find the campus that feels like your home away from home.  Alfred University's picturesque setting is filled with people who provide a genuine, caring academic environment.  Our faculty, staff and students are as diverse as our academic offerings and work collaboratively to support you.  

As you continue to explore Alfred University, I encourage you to visit campus to experience it for yourself!